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New gentle exercise programme!

Published on 14 June 2022 11:56 AM

We're pleased to be offering a timetable of new gentle exercise classes in sheltered housing units around Barnet as part of a pilot scheme with Barnet Homes – and all made possible thanks to funding from contractors WG Wigginton.

Open to residents and non residents, classes will take place at Gadbury Close in Hendon, Drummond House in East Finchley, St Johnstone House in North Finchley and Little Larkins in High Barnet.

‘Regular physical activity in later life is important for so many reasons and gentle, chair-based exercises are great for improving your posture and balance,’ says Wendy Nutman, exercise co-ordinator at Age UK Barnet. ‘So they’re suitable for people with reduced mobility.’

Not only will your health and wellbeing improve, but you’ll also meet new people, says Wendy. ‘We are hoping that these new classes will bring local older communities together!’ 

A spokesperson from WG Wigginton says: 'We are proud to be investing in this programme as we are completely supportive of the scheme. After getting to know many residents during various electrical upgrade and fire safety works, we have developed a great relationship and found residents would love to have more activities available to them, not only to get more active, but to socialise more with their neighbours. And in our post-COVID world, we believe it is vital to encourage neighbours to socialise again, for the benefit of mental health and wellbeing.'

During this pilot scheme all our new classes are free to join. However, a charge will be introduced once the trial period ends.

No booking necessary - just turn up! Any questions, contact Wendy on 020 8432 1421 or email

Gentle exercise - new classes!

1: Gadsbury Close Sheltered Housing, Gadsbury Close, NW9 7EZ

Wednesdays 11.45am - 12.45pm

2: Drummond House, 50 Font Hills, Long Lane N2 8LF

Tuesdays 2pm - 3pm


3: St. Johnstone House, 49 Woodside Park Rd. N12 8RX

Wednesdays 11.30am - 12.30pm


4: Little Larkins, Mayhill Road, Barnet  EN5 2NS

Mondays 12pm - 1pm